Cheryl Kaiser


Cheryl Kaiser is an Associate Professor in the UW Department of Psychology. She is affiliated with the Social/Personality and Diversity Science Research Areas. She currently serves as the Social/Personality Psychology Area Head.

Cheryl’s research examines the interplay between social psychological theoretical perspectives and social issues. Much of her research examines the self and social identity; particularly from the perspective of members of socially marginalized groups. Other domains of research interest include diversity, immigration, social inequality, and employment discrimination law. Her research incorporates a variety of methods from psychology and related disciplines, and examines questions both in the lab and field.

Cheryl's research been supported by the National Institute of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, and the Portuguese Science Foundation. Cheryl's graduate students have received fellowships from the National Science Foundation and the Ford Foundation. Cheryl is a recipient of the SAGE Young Scholars Award and the James McKeen Cattell Sabbatical Award. She has performed expert witness work in the realm of employment discrimination law, and she currently serves on the editorial boards for European Journal of Social Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and Social and Personality Psychological Science.